Julius Sturgis

Founder

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The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania, in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.
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About

The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, founded in 1861 is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America; and the Sturgis Family is the oldest pretzel baking family in America. Learn how Sturgis’ old fashioned recipes and methods were established and how they’re still used today!
Our History

Quality Pretzels

Discover Sturgis Pretzels and the many shapes, sizes, and souvenir packaging they come in. Perfect for any gift!
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Group Tours

Grab your family, friends, or students and plan a tour now! To make reservations for groups of 10 or more people, please visit our Group Tour page.
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Catch Us at These Featured Events

Pretzel Fest

May 5, 2018
Kiwanis Club of Lititz hosts the family friendly Pretzel Fest. Stroll through the charming shops of downtown Lititz and experience tantalizing treats, hilarious games, and lots of entertainment. Tickets required. For more information call 717-560-2295 or visit lititzpretzelfest.com
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The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show

August 11, 2018
The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show was launched in 1979 with only local vendors setting up on a single block along E. Main Street in Lititz. Now it has grown into one of the top craft shows on the east coast, drawing 700 crafters from throughout the United States and Canada. The craft show, always held the second Saturday in August, draws upwards to 50,000 people and is held along the first four blocks of E. Main Street, along three blocks of Broad Street and in Lititz Springs Park.
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Chocolate Walk

October 6, 2018
Each year on the Saturday before Columbus Day, chocoholics converge on Lititz, Pennsylvania for a day of chocolate bliss! With more than 25 locations, participants tour the shops in downtown Lititz in search of mouth-watering chocolate treats. With samples donated from some of the region’s top chefs, bakers, ice cream shops and candy makers, Lititz Chocolate Walkers literally eat their way across town! All the money raised from ticket sales goes to support children-focused charities in the Lancaster County region. Tickets Required.
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